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outcry and political pressure, congress will vote today on a $9 billion hurricane sandy relief bill. relief many say is long overdue. >>> turn for the worst, venezuelan officials admit hugo chavez is battling respiratory failure, now calling their leader's status severe. >>> and trapped on thin ice. two teenagers stuck in the middle of a frozen life, clinging to a dead tree for hours. their dramatic rescue just ahead. >>> wow. good morning. welcome to "early start." we're happy you're with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> i'm christine romans. it's 5:00 a.m. in the east. >> we begin this morning with a snowy mess in west texas. conditions are so bad that large portions of interstate 10 between el paso and ft. stockton were closed overnight. do they really get a lot of snow? they've gotten record snow in that area. >> you're absolutely right. it was really the spaghetti bowl on i-10. the biggest problem where were the icy bridges and overpasses. that's what closed portions of the road. those roads have since been reopened. now, el paso picked up 2.9 inches. believe it or not, it's not ou
or 227,000 flood victims. i support the bill as a recovery from superstorm sandy. i believe the actions are still slow. 68 days have gone by. i know we have got commitments, but we are moving forwards and i am hopeful we will get the full entitlements the individuals from new york, new jersey, and connecticut finally need. some of the programs that need funding include engineers who work to protect new jersey's and york's shorelines. i want to thank every member of the new york, connecticut, and new jersey delegations for working collectively together to make sure our people -- because this as an issue that affects the american people -- they receive the kind of aid they need. i want to say to my friends mr. -- i have seenne they have set and work together with our governor, who i also want to give a thank you to, mario cuomo and chris christie -- working cooperatively, not as a democrat or republican, but as an elected official, to come together for people that need aid from a terrible storm. i am hopeful we will need store work -- move forward. finally the people of this region receiv
of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting 150,000 new jobs. that will remain at 7.7% unemployment. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. holiday hiring and shopping could also have some play into all that. we'll know in about an hour and a half what those new job numbers look like. 150, 160,000 new jobs is what we're hearing. but the jobless rate 7.7% expected to stay about the same. there are a number of things we do know that could have some impact here, adp says private job growth was about 215,000 in the last month. weekly unemployment claims up about 10,000. we also now know retail sales were up more than expected about 4.5%. again probably that holiday boom. auto sales were up about 9% and that's something that was predicted after hurricane sandy, a lot of people lost their cars it was predicted that the auto industry might end up benefiting from that. bottom line as we await these numbers it will tell a story how the economy is doing when you look at the big picture, economists are fair
and renamed "sandy hook elementary." we don't know whether this boy was signaling "peace" or "victory," but both seemed about sandy jim axelrod is in newtown for us tonight. bothporter: one police lieutenant here called the new school the safest school in poliica. in america, given all the precautions, kids being met by police officers as they got off the bus and headed into school; i.d. checks on any adult who got anywhere near the place. we sat down with the superintendent of schools, janet robinson, shortly after dismissal. >> thing >> the thing that had been missing at the new sandy hook location were the voices and the laughter of children. >> and that was there today. hookeporter: did you have any parents not able to just let the hand go? >> that's very hard. i... there were parents who wanted to put their child on the bus and just couldn't quite do it. so understandable. >> reporter: over the holidays, volunteers helped to make the new school feel like the old s hool. the students' own desks and chairs were moved. the hope was familiarity would bring comfort. i'm told one paren
of them natural, hurricane sandy and one of them somewhat man made the republican majority in the house of representatives. the second of those disasters has made it impossible to clean up the first one >> the $60 billion hurricane sandy aid package. the house adjourned last night without voting on it >> jon: i can understand that. it's been a long session. house republicans probably wanted to get home. you know who else wanted to get back to their homes? the people whose homes got swept away by hurricane sandy. yes, the house republicans... ( cheers and applause ) ... somehow neglected to vote for $60 billion in hurricane aid. a move so ridiculous, even their own members were going after them >> there's only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims: the house majority and their speaker, john boehner >> i'm saying right now anyone from new york to new jersey who contributes one penny to congressional republicans is out of their minds because what they did was to stab in the back new yorkers and new jerseyians with absolute disgrace >> jon: wow, when peter
on hurricane sandy disaster relief assistance. host: joining us now stephen ellis. welcome. there were concerns about a bill considering the emergency funding as to what was added to it. was was the main concern of that? guest: there is a nucleus of that that is critical in sandy aid. they just passed $9.6 billion. but there is important sandy aid for the victims but there was other money for other natural disasters. host: how much money? guest: it could be tens of billions of dollars. a lot of times they watch over it so they could provide nearly a billion dollars to do some dredging on the waterways. maybe all of that would go to new york harbors, maybe half of that. so it is hard to tell what was not sandy specific. host: some include over a billion dollars for highways and trains. $800 million for federal harbor and dredging projects which you mentioned. we'll look at the other parts but why were these kind of things added to the bill for hurricane sandy? guest: there are budget caps on the regular budget once you designate something emergency it is free money. it does not count it counts t
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ellis on victims for hurricane sandy. frederick kaufman on why food prices are rising around the world. 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> a house debate on the emergency funding for hurricane sandy victims. after that, charles schumer and gillibrand talk about the funding. >> somebody took a shot, and as soon as the shot was fired, i went down. each one would fire into the group. then they came around and anybody who was moaning they shot. >> the 150 were made captive and 84 of them were shot down by forces that captured them. the survivors played dead in the field after they were fired on by machine guns at close range from the distance from myself at the podium to you sitting in the audience. they did not run, they fell to the ground. >> and american convoy is spotted and captured by german troops. on the malmedy massacre sunday night at 9:00 eastern. student camera video entries are now due. get them in by the deadline friday, january 18 for the grand prize of $5,000. zes.000 in total price >> william hague testified on arms export controls in december. the foreign secretary was asked to u
show." let's get to work. >> 20 heartbroken families lost a child in the sandy hook school shooting. i know how much it hurts. my 9-year-old daughter was murdered in the tucson shooting. >> two years after the tragedy in tucson, gabrielle giffords is taking the nra head-on. and a powerful new ad calls for courage in congress. >> whose child has to die next? >> senator barbara boxer is here on the progress. >>> sheriff joe arpaio has a posse patrolling around arizona schools. tonight we'll try to find the truth about arming public school teachers. >>> congressman steve palazzo wanted aid when his district was ravaged by hurricane katrina, yet voted down sandy aid. he took a hypocritical tour of sandy damage today. >>> congress has hit a new low. >> say ah! >> ah. >> say ah! >> ah. >> even root canals are more popular. bob shrum and howard fineman are here to assess the damages. on the heels of the horrific massacre in newtown, connecticut, something needs to change. here is one reason why. two years ago today, a gunman opened fire in tucson, arizona, in a parking lot. he shot 19 people,
that was because of the vote on reliefer hurricane sandy. he is taking a beating. >> because he's trying to do something. he tried to do something in december with his plan b and his party walked on him. he then abdicated his responsibility and lifted up to the senate to act. the senate gave him a proposal and it turned out of his caucus would not support him on doing something about that either. that he has just tried. as part -- his party will not let him. >> he is a deal maker. >> paul krugman tells me that i live in a centrist fantasy, but it is a fantasy i would like to see actually happened. >> what lies ahead for speaker boehner docks >> it is a tricky, treacherous path. they did some rip. today on the house floor just to make sure some of those republicans stay with the speaker. he had to hundred 17 republicans. no democrats voted for him. they barely eked out. i am paraphrasing but he said the difference between the boys down the men in politics is that the boy is run for higher office to be something. i agree that he is a product directed legislate tour. in this atmosphere, that is n
understand why they have this thing for this in the hurricane relief. -- this thing for the sandy hurricane relief. i almost fell out of my chair when i saw all the earmarks. excuse me? you expect me to pay $64 billion to go to connecticut and new jersey. $40 billion of it is earmarked. lop that off and give them the rest. i would like to know every member of congress that put those in there. i was so angry. host: you can watch it when the house dabbles -- gavels in in about 2.5 hours. this, from our twitter page. this is on our facebook page. we are watching the debate in the senate on the filibuster rule. there's a story available online at thehill.com. they say it should require them to hold the floor and debate if they want to block legislation. carl levin favors a more modest reform and has recruited republicans to negotiate a solution. junior democrats say unless lawmakers are required to sustain life floor debates, the chamber will remain. blocked most of the time. harry reid addressed that on the floor yesterday. [video clip] >> we have been occupied with other matters, including th
after the fiscal cliff. and tomorrow's promised vote on aide for victims of super storm sandy. plus, the students of sandy hook elementary head back to school for the first time since last month's massacre in newtown. >> they wanted to see their teachers and they just want, like we all want, normalcy. >> jon: across the line in new york, a legal battle is brewing over a newspaper's controversial request to publish the names of gun permit holders. tonight, a county clerk stands his ground. >> that's seriously not even funny. >> dramatic winter rescue after a half dozen people fall into a frozen lake. i'm jon scott in for shepard smith. house speaker john boehner hangs on to his gavel and a new congress gets to work after a wild ending to the last congress. the speaker was facing opposition from some of his fellow republicans over the fiscal cliff deal and for scrapping a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy. at one point today more than two dozen house republicans said they might not vote to reelect him as speaker. that could have been enough to force a second ballot for the
president of the united states, the next one will be black. does it add up? >> plus, a sandy relief package, a little one, finally passed today by the house and the senate, but a new jersey congressman says it is too little and too late. >>> and a popular hollywood actor says he took on starbucks and won. mcdreamy, otherwise known to some of you perhaps as patrick dempsey, comes "outfront." sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. pretty sweet, huh? cute. but don't you have any apps on your phone that can make your life easier? who do you think i am, quicken loans? at quicken loans, we'll provide you with m
is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy disaster relief package. it was the first legislative action of the new congress. a larger sandy aid package will have to wait. lawmakers will consider $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> syria's president bashar al assad got a standing ovation today moments before he gave a rare public speech. assad said he's standing firm against global calls for him to step down. he laid out his own plan for dealing with syria's civil war. a u.s. state department spokeswoman says assad's plan is detached from reality and assad should resign immediately. >>> pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected u.s. drone strike killed 17 people today. today's attack follows two suspected u.s. drone strikes last week that killed 15 people, including a taliban commander with ties to the pakistani military. demons
, the next one will be black. does it add up? >> plus, a sandy relief package, a little one, finally passed today by the house and the senate, but a new jersey congressman says it is too little and too late. >>> and a popular hollywood actor says he took on starbucks and won. mcdreamy, otherwise known to some of you perhaps as pat dempsey, comes "outfront." excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> our second story "outfront," too little, too late. that's how new jersey congressman frank pollone is describing the $9.7 billion sandy relief package that actually today did pass the house and then later on the senate. pollone and other lawmakers in new york and new jersey want $
of the charges. >>> finally, some relief is heading to the victims of superstorm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. [ male announcer ] break the grip of back or arthritis pain with odor free aspercreme. powerful medicine relieves pain fast, with no odor. so all you notice is relief. aspercreme. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during superstorm sandy. president obama signed into law a 9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast more than two months ago. >>> earlier i spoke with our political regulars, elsi granders granderson. elzi is a senior writer for espn, and anna is a republican strategist. we talked about the fiscal cliff and the strategizing that new
support for making sure that the sandy relief package got passed, so i expect that we'll see him continue to press congress in these coming weeks. they're going to take it back up on the 15th of this month, alex? >> okay, let's go from there to looking ahead to the debt ceiling debate, kristen. what is the his's strategy to get what it wants out of this deal without getting into another budget showdown? >> well, if you talk to white house officials they believe they have more leverage going into this battle in part because they got republicans to break on the issue of increasing taxes on wealthier americans, that's, of course, what president obama campaigned on and he got that as a part of the fiscal cliff deal. moving forward i think you can expect to see president obama hitting the road, taking his message on the road, traveling to different states and making the argument if the debt ceiling isn't increased, the economy will suffer. you hear him say he's not going to negotiate with republicans. what specifically does that mean, we'll have to wait and see because, of course, house speake
house, right? >> i am not. >> your house flooded during hurricane sandy? >> yes, it did. >> how do you respond watching this go down? >> it's very disheartening. everyone in government constantly reaches out to us saying were we're there for you and we'll do everything we can to help you and here we are at day 68 and we have not received anything from our insurance companies. we've had all our adjusters come out. but now we're watching our government officials say -- it doesn't matter if there's not enough money to pay your claims. it's not important enough. so we're going to push this off. we're at day 68, and everyone is displaced. people cannot get back into their homes. >> well, i think that one is that it was pure politics. no doubt about it. it was another package that was bog to pass with a -- it was going to pass with the minority of the majority and that was an issue. part of the problem is, it shouldn't have taken this long. we should have been debating this a lot earlier. the president didn't submit his package to the congress until december 7th so it was well after the stor
will be released today isn't spite of the challenges of the fiscal cliff and hurricane sandy, economists are predicting $150,000 new jobs. nbc's tracie potts is in washington with more on this. >> reporter: mara, good morning. we don't know for a few hours but economists are encouraged that at things will remain steady this month. that's because of the fact that december is always a little bit off because it includes all of the holiday hiring and not all of those jobs are permit. adt does a private report and says 200,000 workers in november, that's up in december. the four-week average is steady, though. again, there were aberrations there as a result of the holidays. economists say, despite the holiday possibly throwing a wrench into this and superstorm sandy. remember, that had an impact on the november report as well because of a split week there, not all of the jobs that were lost were reported in november. so we could see some revisions as well in this december report. but there are a couple of other signs that could be encouraging. auto sales up 9%. and retailers say their sales w
to the victims of super storm sandy. we'll have much more, much, much more is needed. >>> and living in fear, trying to escape and suffering from more than just war. inside a camp for syrian refugees that is still in harm's way. excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy, get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. >>> help is on the way for people who lost so much during super storm sandy. president obama signed into law a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. it was the first legislative package of the new congress. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion relief bill on january 15th. some people were outraged that house speaker boehner cancelled a vote tuesday on the entire aid package. sandy devastated parts of the northeast m
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still suffering in the aftermath of super attorney sandy. the house voted 354-67 to provide $9.7 billion to cover insurance claims filed. all the no votes came from the republican side of the aisle before the vote took place republicans and democrats from new jersey and new york, the state's most affected by the storm rose to your honor it's patsage and condemned speaker john boehner for dragging his feet on the bill. >> this legislation is vital. this is not a handout. this is not something that we're looking forward to as a favor. we're asking to be treated as victims in other storms and natural disasters have been treated. >> the insurance runs out in one week. what are we going to do, wait for one week and then act? who the heck are you kidding? >> eliot: for more i'm joined by congressman greg meeks and one of the leaders fighting to get these dollars back to those who suffered from the storm. congratulations, you won. >> we did today, but there is a lot more to do. as you know, eliot this is $9.7 billion as you indicated for flood insurance. but we have a bigger amount, $51 billion
caucus, then he chose to delay a $60 relief bill for the victims of superstorm sandy, a delay that angered the congressional dell gagzs of new jersey, and new york and one or two governors at the same time, boehner has beens target of scathing democratic and republican criticism, for what is now revealed to be a pork-laden piece of legislation that would have allowed some politicians to exploit victims of hurricane sandy for the purpose of this pork. leaving boehner deserted by two-thirds of his caucus just tuesday, as they voted against him. of the 112 congress, and today. he won a second term as speaker, and boehner, cried tears of joy. >> we're sent here not to be something, but to to something. or as i like to call it doing the right thing. it is a big job, and it comes with big challenges. >> one of the loudest voices in yesterday's republican rebellion was new york congressman peter king, who blasted boehner for not holding a vote on sandy relief, accusing the speaker of taking out this function within the leadership ranks on the state of new york, and telling voters to
vote for speaker of the house and how the 113th congress could crash the economy. >>> plus, the sandy relief disgrace continues. >> your two senators packed this with pork. the speaker made the right decision. >> i'll talk to a business owner who can't survive until house republicans act quickly. >>> and the president has called bill o'reilly's bluff and raised his taxes. >> if barack obama begins taxing me more than 50%, which is very possible, i don't know how much longer i'm going to do this. >> tonight we bid a fond farewell to the mayor of cable news. >> i like my job, but there comes a point when taxation becomes oppressive. >> good to have you with us tonight folks. thanks for watching. the next fight over our economic future is under way. republicans are making sure the fight is dirty. president obama and congressional democrats do not have any time to celebrate the fiscal cliff deal they reached earlier this week. in about two months the country will reach its spending limit. republicans already announced their intentions to hold the debt ceiling hostage once again. >> i thin
little, too late. that's how it's being described, the $9 billion sandy relief. they want $60 billion. now, house speaker john boehner says there's going to be a vote on the remaining $51 billion. he says it's going to happen on january 15th but that's not good enough for representative pollone. he's out front tonight. let's deal with the build bill that had to deal with the flood insurance. 67 people voted no for including paul ryan. he said washington shouldn't be creating new debt and it would be irresponsible without making necessary reforms. debt ceiling may be an on muss sign of the future. what's your response to that? the national flood insurance is in crisis. >> the point is people paid their premiums and now they suffered and have damage and now paul ryan and others are saying they shouldn't -- the claims shouldn't be paid. i mean it's ridiculous. if you paid for any kind of insurance and you found out they weren't going to pay the claim, what would you think? i mean that's essentially what they're saying. >> in terms of the vote today and what happens next, charlie rangel,
of you john. >> i like him. >>> happening now, pork promises and priorities. sandy victims finally getting their due today, and it cannot come soon enough. >> there's a good 40% of the exterior walls that are covered in mold. >> we don't have anyone to remove it and we don't have the finances to be able to. >> as washington doles out billions, we examine where the money is really going. new details about venezuela's president hugo chavez, reportedly battling a severe lung infection. some venezuelans are worried about his condition and it may be worse than officials are letting on. >>> plus a new year and a new gaffe from vice president joe biden. the latest and afternoon swearing in ceremony for new senators. we'll have the audio will you not believe. plus this. >> this sure is a crazy way to draw attention. >> who won't notice a hot model in body paint. >> she stands out like a not new.co. >> they get you noticed. >> super ads getting super racy. this year you'll see a twist. "newsroom" starts right now. >> good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. we begin
: and now we're helping the t recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >> time now for our hits and misses of the week. steve, first to you. >> shame on chris christie, the new jersey governor who ripped into the republican congress because they haven't approved the sandy disaster relief bill. paul, this is a bill that's filled with pork, 60 billion dollars, only about a third of that money goes directly to the victims. if chris christie wants to blame anyone he should blame chuck schumer the senator from new york who put all the pork in this bill. a lot of people are going to get rich from this bill, paul, but it's not victims from the hurricane and the storm. >> paul: mary. >> a miss for former vice-president al gore of the party that thinks the rich should pay more in taxes. for his attempted tax dodge thi
john boehner didn't put superstorm sandy aid to a vote tuesday stirring up outrage, but boehner was reelected speaker. with the looming debt ceiling crisis lawmakers have to figure out where to cut spending which has proved not to be an easy task with partisan politics at play. >> we have to be able to take back common ground. we all agree we've got to deal with the national debt. we've got to deal with our deficits. >> the president needs to show up early this time. the american people will not tolerate the kind of last minute crisis that we've seen again and again over the last four years. >> reporter: in washington i'm sandra nedo. >>> a familiar face returning to work to a round of applause today. senator mark kirk back for the first time since he suffered a debilitating stroke almost one year ago. vice president joe biden and senator joe manchin stood by the illinois republican as had he to use a four-pronged cane to climb those 45 steps to the capitol. senator kirk had to learn to walk again after that stroke. >>> d.c. delegate eleanor holmes norton is in her 11th term up
the gunman killed 20 of since the gunman killed 20 of since the gunman killed 20 of snoof students of sandy hook elementary school went back to school today for the first time since the shooting that killed 20 of their classmates and six adults in the newtown, connecticut, school. students were relocated to a different one, a building altogether in a different town in monroe, keblth cut. that's because sandy hook is still part of an active investigation and they don't know if the kids will return to that building. there is certainly increased security at the new school, an upgraded system of cameras and locks and parent were there to help the teachers as well. of course, a very emotional day for all. the school superintendent said that they would try to make it as much of a normal rue tin as possible, doing the kinds of things that they know are good for kids and that they would be familiar with. gary tuchman had a chance to talk to a couple of people at newtown. one set of the parents sent their 7-year-old daughter back to school today. >> reporter: he will la is a first grader at sandy ho
. >>> still ahead, paul ryan votes to let sandy victims suffer without relief money. but he wasn't always so cold. we have a hi pock ra si alert coming. plus, secretary of state hillary clinton back to work together but we're still walting for the apology e polg at the claims he'll question or he'll miss,even for them, ilgts's really lame. you're watching "politics nation" right here on msnbc. ♪ [ male announcer ] shift the balance of power decisively in your favor. the exclusive 8-speed transmission and rotary shifter in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to fo
that the president wants to move fast on the issue of gun control coming out of the sandy hook shooting. vice president biden's task force is likely to make recommendations before the inaugural and he told boston's mayor tom menino that it would be passed by the end of january. is that optimism on his part justified, and are you open to the kind of reforms the president has already talked about like a limit on high-capacity gun magazines and background checks to buyers at gun shows? >> well, first we need to concentrate on joe biden's group and what are they going to recommend? and after they do that, we'll decide what, if anything, is appropriate to do in this area, but the biggest problem we have at the moment is spending and debt. that's going to dominate the congress between now and the end of march. none of these issues, i think, will have the kind of priority that spending and debt are going to have over the next two or three months. >> so you're not going to address this until after you address these three deadlines we talked about at the top of the program? >> yeah, the single biggest
the new house of representatives decides whether to approve billions of dollars in aid for hurricane sandy victims. had measure worth more than $9 billion is up for discussion days after the house sparked controversy and decided to delay the approval of emergency and recovery funding. the money would pay flood insurance claims for more than 100,000 throughout the northeast. it's part of a larger $60 billion package the senate has already approved, but the house did not vote on before adjourning for the new session which began yesterday. >>> even with anger over the delay of aid for sandy victims, the house voted to give john boehner a second term as speaker. >> i present the people's gavel to the speaker of the house, john boehner. may god bless you. [ applause ] >> boehner got the house's top job, even despite several conservatives voting for someone else. it was a symbolic protest of boehner's decision to hold off on voting for sandy aid. after the vote, boehner said the federal deficit is still a problem that lawmakers must address. >>> we'll get a look at the december jobs report. the
some much needed aid to the victims of superstorm sandy is now ready for the president's signature. this is just a fraction of the money lawmakers from the lev stated region had asked for -- devastated region had asked for, but congressional leaders are promising more aid later in the month. danielle nottingham with more from capitol hill. >> reporter: congress is sending nearly $10 billion to the victims of superstorm sandy. the money will help northeast residents who filed flood insurance claims. >> it's up to us. >> reporter: congressman michael grimm, a former marine, did not want to return to his devastated district empty handed. >> i would rather have been back in the gulf whether it's afghanistan, iraq, kuwait like i was and deal with bullets flying than to deal with going back to staten island and telling these people i can't help them. >> reporter: earlier this week the house was supposed to vote on a $60 billion senate passed aid package, but house speaker john boehner pulled the bill setting off a political firestorm. now republican congressman peter king says there a
, call him satan sandy. to hear the media tell it john boehner botched it, but instead, around this story, let's say all of this storm may dust up a lot of hot air. and isn't this the kick, the rush, rush, rush, to get a bad deal down so we're not downgraded and guess what? we're still downgraded. think it can't happen? and folks that moody's just threw out the tea leaves that it must might. and later on, wh he we dig in and hash it out i think you'll know why state government is back and since we won't cut tget ready to pay for it and boy, oh, boy, oh, boy, do i mean pay through the freakin' nose for it. this is $100,000. we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. how much in fees does your bank take to watch your money? if your bank takes more money than a stranger, you need an ally. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >> we've got a new segment called our media moment. and here is how we're going to do this and what a moment this one is for john boehner more like a moment from hell. in almost every pap
goes up there and knows how to cut a deal and both of them wanted a deal. >> they happened at sandy hook elementary does not happen again. >> the bill of rights to the u.s. constitution ratified in 1791 enshrines the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. so says the roberts supreme court in a recent rules. the origin of the second amfirst battle of the american revolution. english troops were on their way to concord, massachusetts, where they would seize the colonists arms and ammunition. in 1775, they were ambushed at lexington, seven miles from concord, by the so-called minute men. the second amendment of the u.s. constitution 1791 was drafted by james madison, who later became our fourth president, and was modeled existing state precedent. a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a sphree state, free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. unquote. the key concept underlying this article in the bill of rights is this. individual gun ownership is a defense against tyrants, whether a monarch like king george iii or a m
're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping my dentures in, it's about keeping the food particles out. [ charlie ] try zinc free super poligrip. >>> rough politics tonight, the terrifying likelihood of fiscal cliff the sequel. fiscal cliff part 3, fiscal cliff the menace and a whole lot more headlines like that, trust me. but one thing is very clear, people, trust
from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. >>> students of sandy hook elementary school went back to school today for the first time since the shooting that killed 20 of their classmates and six adults in the newtown, connecticut, school. students were relocated to a different one, a building altogether in a different town in monroe, connecticut. that's because sandy hook is still part of an active investigation and they don't know if the kids will return to that building. there is certainly increased security at the new school, an upgraded system of cameras and locks and parent were there to help the teachers as well. of course, a very emotional day for everyone. the school superintendent said that they would try to make it as much of a normal routine as possible, doing the kinds of things that they know ar
smack down. it's chris christie versus paul ryan facing off over sandy relief. and putting ideology over people. and nothing is certain except death, taxes and right-wing out rage at president obama's family vacation. we're breaking out our video tape tonight. plus, president obama's not so secret political weapon. joe biden, he's sealing deals and having a whole lot of fun on the hill. the tape everyone is talking about is coming up. >> hey, mom! >> hey. >> how are you? i'm joe biden. come on, mom. take a chance. ruin your reputation here. >> you're watching politics nation on msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels
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